Carluke actor Jonathan Procter stars Whisky Galore

Mixing drams with drama...but we're sure Carluke actor Jonathan Procter isn't really a curmudgeon!

Mixing drams with drama...but we're sure Carluke actor Jonathan Procter isn't really a curmudgeon!

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CARLUKE actor Jonathan Procter is mixing drams with drama this month!

Jonathan (50), of Kirkton Street, will star in the new musical stage version of Compton MacKenzie’s much loved novel and film Whisky Galore.

He said: “I play Joseph Macroon, a grumpy old curmudgeon who’s the bane of the establishment and won’t let his daughter get married until he gets his hands on some whisky.”

And he added, tongue in cheek: “This character is just what I’m like in real life! Being grumpy comes naturally.

“Seriously, being picked by director Alan Jones is an honour for me as it came about after he saw me playing a similar type of character as the lead in Fiddler on the Roof 18 months ago.”

Set against the backdrop of WWII on the fictitious Western isle of Little Todday, Whisky Galore is the hilarious tale of a divided island community coming together to conceal an unexpected windfall of their beloved whisky – or ‘uisge beatha’ – from the authorities.

For more on this story pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.